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Book review: 'The Lazarus Game' takes readers on a dangerous adventure in cyberspace

"THE LAZARUS GAME," by Stephen J. Valentine, Sweetwater Books, $19.99, 320 pages (f) (ages 12 and up)

March 24, 2015 | Mike Whitmer Deseret News | Hot Topics


Book review: 'Madness in Solidar' moves Imager Portfolio series ahead significantly

"MADNESS IN SOLIDAR: The Imager Portfolio, Vol. 9," by L.E. Modesitt Jr., Tor Books, $27.99, 464 pages (f)

March 23, 2015 | James Holt Deseret News | Hot Topics


Designing your own ultimate outdoor kitchen

The outdoor entertaining season is almost here. Even with the occasional spring showers, the pleasant weather lately is practically begging us to take dinner parties outside. It is hard to imagine spring and summer without a little outdoor cooking.

March 22, 2015 | Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson Deseret News | Hot Topics


Book review: 'Vanishing Girls' teaches about unbreakable family bonds

Author Lauren Oliver’s new young adult novel, "Vanishing Girls" (Harper, $18.99, ages 16 and up), is a psychological thriller that shares the importance of family.

March 22, 2015 | Maddie Swensen Deseret News | Hot Topics


Have You Seen This? It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a snowmobile

EAST STUNTINGTON — When you think of something gracefully cutting through the sky, you might think of an eagle, the Blue Angels or maybe even Superman.

March 20, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | Hot Topics


Astronomy lovers can protect the Earth from asteroids with free NASA program

AUSTIN, Texas — Amateur astronomers can help NASA “protect the planet” by becoming an asteroid data hunter.

March 20, 2015 | Natalie Crofts KSL | Hot Topics


Seeing stars: The hidden danger of a concussion

Josh loved to play soccer. While normally a quiet nine-year-old, his competitive nature came out in full force when he hit the field. During a regular season game, he collided with an opposing player on the field. Despite the concerns of his coach, he insisted on staying in the game.

March 19, 2015 | Greg Osmond and Amy Osmond Cook FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Book review: 'The Cottage Park Puzzle' tugs at the heart

"THE COTTAGE PARK PUZZLE," by Richard M. Siddoway, Sweetwater Books, $14.99, 199 pages (f)

March 16, 2015 | Micah Klug Deseret News | Hot Topics


Book review: 'Love Unexpected' shares a trio of clean romance stories

"LOVE UNEXPECTED: A Storybook Romance," by Melanie Jacobson, Jennifer K. Clark and Julie Daines, Covenant Communications, $13.99, 162 pages (f)

March 16, 2015 | Micah Klug Deseret News | Hot Topics


Book review: Detectives search for Holmes' greatest villain in 'Moriarty'

"MORIARTY," by Anthony Horowitz, Harper, $26.99, 304 pages (f)

March 16, 2015 | Cody K. Carlson Deseret News | Hot Topics


Attic Attack: When birds declare war on your family

Oh, spring. It’s a time of hope and renewal. A time of brilliance, birds, buds and bulbs. Spring is the time when you can get out, meet your neighbors again, feel the breeze and listen to the birds sing.

March 16, 2015 | Garth Haslem KSL | Hot Topics


This artist built a tank to give away free books, and he's part of a growing trend in advertising

Raul Lemesoff is so dedicated to the power of knowledge, he’s declared an all-out war on the presence of ignorance. His secret weapon? A 1979 Ford Falcon that he’s converted into a traveling library-tank. He calls it the Arma de Instruccion Masiva, or, Weapon of Mass Instruction.

March 12, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Hot Topics


Hundreds of galaxies collide, creating spectacular image

NEW MEXICO — Far away from Earth, the ongoing collision of dense galaxy clusters is creating a stunning show of radio waves.

March 12, 2015 | Natalie Crofts KSL | Hot Topics


Hubble provides rare glimpse of young star

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A gorgeous image of a young star framed by a reflection nebula was recently captured by the Hubble Telescope.

March 10, 2015 | Natalie Crofts KSL | Hot Topics


New pet bear doesn’t eat dog but can’t be an indoor pet

I bought a bear this morning for $30. I’m not sure it was a smart move.

March 07, 2015 | Steve Eaton Deseret News | Hot Topics


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3 renovation projects to make a home more energy-efficient

A home remodeling project may have several goals. We want our finished project to be beautiful and functional, stylish and timeless, solve problems and fulfill dreams. One common remodeling goal for many people today is energy efficiency. Whether the motivation is saving the environment or their pocketbook, more people are looking for ways to make their home more energy-efficient and economical.

April 18, 2015 | Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson Deseret News | Hot Topics


Drug blocks Alzheimer’s in mice, study says

DURHAM, North Carolina — Blocking an immune cell in the brain could prevent memory loss related to Alzheimer’s, according to a study published Wednesday.

April 17, 2015 | Natalie Crofts KSL | Hot Topics


Are millennials really selfish, uncharitable parasites?

Are millennials really that selfish?

April 16, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Hot Topics


Cookbooks share twists on pancakes, waffles

These two cookbooks share recipes to make pancakes and waffles for times other than just breakfast.

April 15, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Hot Topics


New picture books can help young readers revel in the changing seasons

These new books for younger readers that have recently crossed our desks help share the marvels of spring, including flowers, bugs, animals, growing plants and adventures in the rain.

April 13, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Hot Topics


Book review: 'Tales from Another Mother Runner' shares stories of mothers who run

"TALES FROM ANOTHER MOTHER RUNNER: Triumphs, Trials, Tips, and Tricks from the Road," edited by Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea, Andrews McMeel Publishing, $14.99, 240 pages (nf)

April 13, 2015 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Hot Topics


Renovation Solutions: A pellet ice machine might start a big remodel project

We've recently worked with a family who knew that someday they would like to remodel their home; they just weren’t sure when. When the wife wanted to install a pellet ice machine in the kitchen, it sparked the major remodel to the main and upper floors of the house.

April 11, 2015 | Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson Deseret News | Hot Topics


9 best ways to make yourself smile

The best ways to brighten up a day that just isn't turning out as planned are simple, but they make a big difference — oftentimes, simplicity is all it takes!

April 10, 2015 | Becky Squire FamilyShare | Hot Topics


How to create a to-do list you will actually complete

There is a rush of satisfaction that I feel each time I use my chunky, black Crayola marker to cross something off my daily list. All right, so maybe the marker actually belongs to my kids, but I still love that quick sense of satisfaction. And I know I’m not the only one who likes the feeling of accomplishment that comes from crossing things off their list. Maybe you are even the type of person who puts something on your to-do list just so you can cross it off.

April 09, 2015 | Nicole Carpenter KSL | Hot Topics


Comparing yourself to Facebook friends can lead to depression, study says

Thanks to social media, the distance between friends and loved ones is smaller than ever. A simple click or scroll can provide a detailed update of the whos, whats, whens, wheres and whys in a matter of seconds.

April 09, 2015 | Jessica Ivins KSL | Hot Topics


Instead of road rage, try for road raves

We have all experienced road rage. Some have seen or read about the consequences of a driver losing it. There are stories of fights and even deaths because someone got offended. Others have been victims of the uncontrolled anger of their irrational companions of the road. No names will be named, but there are even some of us who have been the perpetrators of such a poor display of manners.

April 09, 2015 | Joseph Cramer, MD Deseret News | Hot Topics


‘Goblin green’ quasar ghosts caught on camera

BALTIMORE, Md. — A new series of images show the beauty of quasars flickering to life before fading.

April 08, 2015 | Natalie Crofts KSL | Hot Topics


The myth of pregnancy brain

Pregnant women go through significant physical changes throughout their nine months of pregnancy and the few months following, but the changes don’t make it to the mind.

April 08, 2015 | Jarom Moore KSL | Hot Topics


Renovation Solutions: How to get the most out of your kitchen

A great kitchen is an asset to a house and to the people who use it. That is why remodeling a kitchen is one of the most common home-improvement projects and a top selling point in real estate. The spatial design, equipment and the finishes all impact both the functionality and the aesthetic appeal of the space.

April 05, 2015 | Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson Deseret News | Hot Topics


OK Google puts the world in your hand — generally

I have a newfound friend. She is a recently hired assistant, a brilliant colleague, a clever confidant. She follows me everywhere. She is a genie without a lamp. She comes whenever I call, “OK Google.”

April 02, 2015 | Joseph Cramer, MD Deseret News | Hot Topics


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